AUDUBON GOLF TRAIL
Expands to 18 Premier Golf Courses

Submittted by: Dave Daubert
 
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser recently announced the addition of three top courses to Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail, bringing the total to 18. The trio includes LaTour Golf Club along Bayou Lafourche in Mathews; Oak Knoll Country Club in Hammond; and Koasati Pines Golf Club at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder. Trail members undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure first-class courses with high standards of customer service and top-quality maintenance.
 
“We are very excited about the expansion to Louisiana’s very own Audubon Golf Trail that offers players excellent golf venues 12 months out of the year,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “Only in Louisiana can you experience the courses of Arnold Palmer, David Toms, Robert Trent Jones,  Pete Dye, and the most magnificent designer of all, Mother Nature. As home to the Audubon Golf Trail, Louisiana is much more than great food, festivals, and music – it’s great golf too.” Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler
 
LaTour Golf Club – Mathews, LA
 
LaTour Golf Club is located deep in the heart of bayou country, nestled along the banks of beautiful Bayou Lafourche. LaTour features an 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by PGA TOUR Champion David Toms. The 7,232-yard championship layout sits on 597 acres of beautiful rolling grasslands with immaculate greens, abundant water hazards, pure white bunkers, 75 acres of native grasses and is a challenge and delight for every golfer.
 
LaTour offers four teeing areas for each hole appealing to golfers of all skill levels. In addition to the championship course, golfers can enjoy the fully stocked golf pro shop, driving range, and practice putting and chipping greens. Also on-site is LaTour Bar & Grill which offers delicious cuisine for family and friends or as a fitting complement to a round of golf.
 
Oak Knoll Country Club – Hammond, LA
 
Oak Knoll Country Club is a hidden gem among stately ancient oaks. The 6,145-yard, par 72 course offers beautiful scenery and atmosphere. Don't let the lack of length fool you, you will definitely use every club in the bag on this unique design, which allows players of all ages and skill levels to feel both competitive and challenged as they walk or ride the 1921 layout. Fast greens, rolling fairways, water hazards and strategically placed bunkers give Oak Knoll its bite.
 
Oak Knoll Country Club also offers golf lessons, children’s clinics, competitive tournaments, and a great place to host events and outings. Try the gumbo and poorboys in the Grill for a hearty meal. Other amenities include a swimming pool, tennis, and a new fitness center to open in late 2019. Oak Knoll CC is located 45 minutes northwest of New Orleans and 45 minutes east of Baton Rouge.
 
Koasati Pines Golf Club – Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, LA
 
Koasati Pines at Coushatta is currently ranked the #4 golf course on the 2019-2020 list of Golf Digest® “Best In State” golf courses for Louisiana – golf’s most prestigious list of best places to play – moving up one notch from last year’s ranking. This 7,614-yard monster course was designed by architect Kevin Tucker and is the longest in the Bayou State.
 
With multiple approaches on three holes, six sets of tees to engage golfers of all skill levels, The serenity of gently rolling terrain and 65 acres of looking-glass lakes were specifically designed to submerge players in a relaxing, yet challenging golf experience. The spectacular greens extend a velvet invitation to skilled and novice golfers alike, all wrapped up in a stunning 18-hole par 72 championship layout.
 
Technology is king as GPS enabled carts track yardage and offer course tips to help plan each shot. The novel 19th “gambling” hole is a par 3 island green, perfect for tiebreakers and wagers. Come play and see for yourself why Golf Digest is so impressed.
 
For more information on the Audubon Golf Trail and to check out year-round custom golf packages, go online at www.AudubonGolfTravel.com.
 
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